busy, bitten and bitter


So, it’s been awhile.

A rough few weeks, to be sure.

I won’t (can’t…whatever) go into it now as it’s still a little too fresh and horrifying, but trust me when I say I’d much rather have been with y’all.


I’ve been knitting.

And sewing.

And dyeing.


Exhibit A

My Frankenblanket is coming along smashingly.
Thanks so much to Michelle, Renee, Connie and Lisa (who is blogless…shocking) for their respective bits.
To contribute to Angela’s Salvaged Sock Bits Blanket (aka Frankenblanket, or Frank to those who love him) drop me a line.

Exhibit B

This is a bit o sample knitting for Wendy.
It’s a fairly quick knit and an easy pattern.
Gotta love Fleece Artist.
And Buster, the fattest (despite my efforts) cat on the planet.

Exhibit C

I’ve finished knitting the front of the cotton tank.
Naturally, I’ll have it finished by October.
I have to work on my timing.
I might actually have enough yarn, though.
Perhaps I won’t have to get more shipped in from France after all.

Exhibit D

A simple pair of Jaywalkers in Supersocks.
Not my favourite yarn, but I’m a sucker for a sale.

Exhibit E

Here’s the circular knitting needle holder I’ve been working on.
There will be eight pockets and a Velcro closure.
It’s far from finished and there are some major bugs to be worked out, but I’m happy with the basic concept, if not the end result.
The problem? It takes almost a full metre of fabric, so, unlike the roll up bag, it’s going to have to cost quite a bit more.

Exhibit F

I’m sewing valances, drapes and pillows for the new Pick Up Sticks store.
The fabric (a heavy, embroidered canvas) Connie chose is understated and lovely to work with.

See? See?

I’ve not been slacking.



About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

4 responses »

  1. Sorry things have been crappy. I hope it’s better soon.

    I really like your circular pouch. I have no suggestions for the thing other than to smack a price tag on it and see what happens. You might be surprised how much we’re willing to pay for such a thing.

  2. I hope things are looking up! I’ve missed reading your posts. I see you’ve been very busy. The yarn is gorgeous! My husband is going away on business the end of September, which gives me a chance to visit Connie’s shop. I hope there will be still some of your yarn left for me!

  3. Renee: You’re totally right. We knitters can be insane when it comes to yarn, patterns, knitting accessories, etc. etc.

    Michelle: I’m sure Connie will have some for you (The shop is WONDERFUL, by the way) but if she doesn’t, I’ll work something out for you.


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